E. Powell Miller - The Miller Law Firm, P.C.

E. Powell Miller

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Powell Miller has been named one of the Top 10 lawyers in Michigan for six consecutive years, from 2009-2015, by Super Lawyers Magazine, and in 2010 and 2015, he was the recipient of the Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year in the category of Bet-The-Company Litigation. Previously, he was recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Michigan in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and he has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005. Mr. Miller has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV® Preeminent™ 5/5.0 for legal ethics and ability and a 10/10 from AVVO a public rating system. Mr. Miller is also ranked as only one of eight in Michigan to receive the highest Band 1 rating by Chambers USA, describing Mr. Miller as a “Superb trial lawyer” who “routinely acts for high-profile clients based across the [United] states.”

Mr. Miller focuses his practice on all aspects of litigation. He has been retained by many Fortune 500 and other clients to represent them in litigation throughout the United States, including in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, California, Colorado and Indiana.

Mr. Miller recently won a trial in a high profile, multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of a Fortune 100 automotive supplier.  In fact, he has never lost a trial – with thirteen consecutive victories, including verdicts in excess of $5 million, $10 million and $23 million.  Mr. Miller has also obtained in excess of $2 billion in settlements. These settlements are regularly among the top ten in Michigan each year, including a high-profile verdict in May, 2016 for 100% liability.

Mr. Miller currently serves as Co-President of the Detroit Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Antitrust Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors and has served a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Procedures Subcommittee on class actions and multi-district litigation.  He lectures regularly on securities litigation at the University of Michigan School of Law.  He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Law School teaching trial practice. In addition, Mr. Miller regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars on securities fraud class actions. Mr. Miller also serves as a Master member of The Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court.

Mr. Miller graduated third in his class from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1986. He was named to the honor society, Order of the Coif and he was an Editor of the Wayne Law Review. In 1986, Mr. Miller joined the Detroit law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he was elected partner in 1990. In 1994, he formed his own firm.

Mr. Miller has been recognized as a top debater in the United States. He won first place at the Harvard University National Debate Tournament as a freshman at Georgetown University. He also represented Georgetown in a special international debating exhibition against the Oxford Debating Union of Great Britain.

Mr. Miller is a proud supporter of the Detroit Urban Debate League, a nonprofit that supports the creation of debate programs in under-served high schools; the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy; The Joe Niekro Foundation, which is committed to aiding in the research and treatment of aneurysm patients and families; and Charlotte’s Wings, a nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting ailing children in Southeast Michigan through donations of new books to the children and their families in hospital and hospice care.

Georgetown UniversityBA 1983Wayne State UniversityJ.D. 1986

Client Comments

"E. Powell Miller is a great trial lawyer, the best I have worked with in the past 20 plus years. He is always the most well prepared lawyer in the room. I like my chances of winning when Mr. Miller or his team is representing my company."

"Powell Miller has a tremendous ability to develop an effective strategy for each situation. He takes into account all variables and provides guidance that not only makes sense legally, but factors in the overarching commercial aspect to deliver a practical solution. He also works very well with the client and listens to his or her needs."

-Michael Winiger
Johnson Controls, Inc

Office Location

950 West University Drive, Suite 300
Rochester, MI 48307
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the Troy Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Troy Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Detroit Metro Area
E. Powell Miller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!E. Powell Miller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!E. Powell Miller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Mass Tort, Partnership Disputes, Securities, Stockholders' Suits)
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Male